Many of you know, my blog is called "Cat on the Lap" for a reason. That reason passed away on Monday.
He was my constant companion (literally morning, noon, and night) for eleven years (we rescued him from a shelter when he was two).
As the family says goodbye to our beloved Donut Kitty, we want to offer some comfort to those who have lost pets.
While the Bible does not directly address whether our fur babies go to Heaven, it does promise that God knows what we need to be happy.
"What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived - the things God has prepared for those who love Him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV)
God is preparing Heaven for each and every one of us. He knows what we need to be joyous. So, it stands to reason, not only our loved ones would be waiting for us.
Another verse that talks of the promises of our Lord is in Romans.
"He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all - how will he not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?" Romans 8:32 (NIV)
God knew what He was doing when he brought that fur baby into your life. He not only hears your cries as you mourn their passing, but He feels the pain those missing paw prints have left in your heart.
So, to anyone who has lost that beloved pet, do not be discouraged. Let your heart be blessed knowing that God brought them into your life, and there are greater things we cannot even imagine, waiting for us when we arrive in Heaven.